Radiator failure can cause damage to the engine if it is left for too long. In some instances, it is more economical to purchase a new car radiator, but there are advantages to car radiator repair too.
There are many ways to repair a car radiator, including a restoration and a full recore. Advanced Radiators can determine the best course of action for your radiator before beginning work.
The two most common reasons for a radiator failureare a clogged core and a radiator leak. Once we receive the damaged part we can test, inspect and produce a report on the radiator to tell you what is wrong with it before taking suitable steps to fix it.
One symptom of a problem with your radiator is an overheating engine; this can be spotted by cooling levels decreasing rapidly, an alert from the temperature gauge or a puddle under the engine. Leaks can lead to failure of the cooling system and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Old radiators can also become clogged due to sediment and debris building up inside the coolant tubes. Again, this issue can cause damage to the rest of the engine if not fixed quickly.
We can refit the existing end tanks and brackets from the original radiator onto a new core, this is called recoring. A core can be built to fit your application, unlike a new radiator.
The core of a radiator is made up of coolant tubes and a material between the tubes called cooling fins that helps reduce the temperature of the coolant before it returns to the engine. During a recore, we remove the end tanks and side frames before sealing them onto a new core. The complete radiator will then be pressure tested and repainted.
In the case of classic and vintage cars, the original radiators are no longer produced and therefore a restoration project is preferred.
As part of this process, we will assess the condition of the existing radiator and determine the best course of action to take to keep the existing model intact.
The first step to restoring your radiator is to send it by post or arrange a courier collection (insert link to DPD). After this, we will inspect the part and communicate with you to determine the next steps!
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